Lemon Drop Martini

A lemon drop is a vodka-based cocktail that has a lemony, sweet and sour flavor, prepared using lemon juice, triple sec and simple syrup.

Ingredients

45 ml

Vodka

15 ml

Cointreau

3 cl

Lemon Juice

2 cl

Simple Syrup

Preparation

Sugar rim the top of your glass

Step 1

Add all the ingredients to your cocktail shaker

Step 2

Shake & strain into a chilled cocktail glass

Step 3

Garnish with a lemon wheel

Step 4

Details

It has been described as a variant of, or as "a take on", the Vodka Martini. It is typically prepared and served straight up – chilled with ice and strained. The drink was invented sometime in the 1970s by Norman Jay Hobday, the founder and proprietor of Henry Africa's bar in San Francisco, California. Some variations of the drink exist, such as blueberry and raspberry lemon drops. It is served at some bars and restaurants in the United States, and in such establishments in other areas of the world.

Time

4 min